Certified Green Business Testimonials

7th Avenue Center LLC
1171 7th Avenue Santa Cruz

AA Safe & Security Co.
712 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“As a local company who has serviced Santa Cruz for over 50 years we are proud to be a part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Certification Program. Proactive business practices have always been at the heart of AA Safe & Security’s success; being certified green just makes sense for the security and sustainability of our business our community and our planet.” Scott Edelstein, CEO

A Website by d’Zign
6265 Highway 9 Felton
“A Website by d’Zign offers the choice of Green Web Hosting so you can feel good that your website is giving back to the environment. It is our responsibility to leave the planet healthier for our children. Being a member of The Satellite Telework Center made the process easy, as they had already implemented environmental practices. I am honored to be the 1st Certified Green Web Designer that caters to small and home based businesses in Santa Cruz County.“ —Lynn Zephryna, Web Designer

Alan Rice Automotive
3545 Soquel Drive, Soquel
“We chose to participate in the Green Business Program because we believe playing an active role in preserving the environment is an important aspect to conducting business. We have always paid close attention to minimizing the impact my business leaves and are now better able to communicate that to our customers.”

Albert’s Organics
2450 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
“As I read my Green Waste Newsletter one day I saw some information on becoming a Green Office. As part of our Local Green Team I decided to pursue this to see how we were actually measuring up in our efforts. Since we were already doing most of what was required it was an easy process. The main fix we did was changing out our lights and we like them a lot!”Along with our parent company United Natural Foods we have a mandate to keep improving on what we can do as a company in our distribution business to become more sustainable. We are also founders in the Food Trade Sustainability Association http://www.ftsla.org/ that is setting metrics, self audits and striving for continuous improvement in being Green. More information at on our initiatives and organics at www.albertsorganics.com and www.unfi.com. This was a perfect project for us since as a procurement office we do not interact on a daily basis with the community but it is nice to know that we are doing our best to lighten our impacts on our local environment wherever we can.”—Jennifer Green, Packaging and Organic Certification Manager, Melody Meyer, National Procurement Director And Albert’s Organics Green Team Members

Aleene Althouse Agency-State Farm
346 Union Street, Suite 2, Santa Cruz
As State Farm agent, I make it my business to be like a good neighbor; and I believe a good neighbor is a green one. I built my agency around helping people protect themselves and their loved ones, and a great way to start is by helping to protect our environment.—Aleene Althouse

1520 Pacific Avenue, Kiosk 1, Santa Cruz
“I am passionate about the environment and try to be as responsible as possible. I drive an electric car and use all biodegradable serve ware. I recycle and conserve whenever possible. I am proud to receive the Green Business Award.” —Alfresco owner, Marilyn Strayer

Aloha Island Grille
1700 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
“We are offically a member of the Green Business program and are conscious of our impact on the environment! We strive to adhere to and maintain the standards of the program and are proud to be part of it! Plus we love to surf and know what goes into our precious ocean! Continue to help perpetuate this mindset and encourage your favorite business(s) to participate in this invaluable program! Together we can help our children’s children to have a safe and happy future in and out of da water!”

—Numa Trepanier and Tim Hunt, Owners

AllCare Pharmacy
331 Main St., Salinas
“AllCare Pharmacy is proud to be the first pharmacy in the Tri-County area to receive this certification. We have always believed in being environmentally conscious through our free sharps container and unused medication return programs. Through this new green certification program we have reduced the amount of trash we send to the landfill by 70%. We were so inspired by those results, that we have recently installed a large scale solar energy system that makes AllCare Pharmacy the only pharmacy in California that gets 100% of its power needs from the sun.”

Allterra Environmental, Inc.
207 McPherson Street, Suite B, Santa Cruz
“Allterra has a strong belief in conserving and protecting the environment as shown through our extensive cleaning of California’s groundwater, designing and installing solar energy systems, as well as implementing local rainwater catchment and grey water systems. Becoming a Certified Green Business is something that Allterra is proud of and lives out everyday.”

American Cafe
701 Ocean Street #20, Santa Cruz
“American Cafe is proud to have received certification as a Green Business here in Santa Cruz. Our whole staff is committed to operating our business with respect and partnership with our environment and our limited resources. We believe that the choices we make now will provide a safer and healthier world for ourselves, our customers and our community.”—American Cafe

American Dream Realty
6990 Highway 9, Felton
“We’ve been growing and evolving as individuals, as members of our local community and as providers of a valuable service.  Our focus is to continue to improve  in all ways. Becoming more aware of the world around us and contributing to positive changes has been very rewarding.  We will continue in these efforts.  Thank you for your help, guidance and support!”American Dream Realty, Felton

Applied Solar Energy/SOLEX
319 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove
“My experience working with Applied Solar Energy in 2010 was so fantastic that I send everyone who asks me about solar their way.Rolf Ridge (sales and customer support) patiently answered all of my questions for nearly a year while I was in “investigation” mode. He sent me links to research/studies and other useful information the whole time I was assessing whether or not solar would make the most sense for my home. He was very knowledgeable about all of the laws and incentives in California, as well as all of the latest innovations across products and manufacturers. He invested a lot of time and energy in me up front without ever pushing me to actually decide that I wanted to install a system.I ultimately bought a 24-panel 4.63kwH Trina system and Applied Solar took excellent care of me. Anthony (lead install guy) was very personable, professional, and efficient — the finished installation is just beautiful. Stan Semmel (owner) handled all paperwork involving permits, energy credits, PG&E programs, inspections, etc. very smoothly. My system was turned on in June of 2010 and I’ve been happy ever since! My PG&E bills went from $1400/mo to $300/mo in the winter (for a large all-electric home) and I’m generating energy credits the rest of the year — looks like I might not even owe PG&E a single penny for the annual “true up” in June of 2011. This is by far the best investment I’ve made in my home!Even if you’re just in early investigation mode, I’d highly recommend talking to Applied Solar Energy. I talked with a lot of solar installers before I made my decision, which only served to bolster my appreciation for this company.”

—Satisfied Customer

Aptos Burger Company
106 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos
“If you care about the environment then you care about being a Green Business”

—Owner, Terry Foltz

Aqua Safaris
6896A  Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Aromas Auto Repair
367 Blohm Ave., Aromas

Ausonio, Inc.
11420A Commercial Pkwy., Castroville

814 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Change your clothes, change the world. Fair trade by Avatar.”

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds
Delaware North Parks & Resorts at Asilomar
800 Asilomar Blvd. Pacific Grove “With GreenPath, our ISO 14001 registered environmental management system; we are committed to reducing the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Stewardship is a core value of our company and we are committed to continuous environmental improvement. We are proud to be a member of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program and through the application process we learned that there are still some areas that we can improve in. Our goal now is to comply with every single check list item on the application, thus furthering our commitment to environmental improvement.”—Rick Wood, Facilities & Environmental Manager, DNCP&R at Asilomar

Bay Photo Lab
2161 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
Bay Photo seeks to have the least possible impact on our planet. Our dedication to being a green business is in the minds of our great team members. A recent move to our new plant on Delaware Avenue in West Santa Cruz has allowed us to create a green compliant facility. We are appreciative of the Monterey Bay Green Business Program’s efforts to help businesses minimize their impact on our environment. We applaud all of our business partners in Santa Cruz who have become green certified.

Bean Creek Studio
230 Mt. Hermon Road, Suite 216, Scotts Valley
“It was so easy, with just a few changes in the way we operate, we’ve become”Green-Certified”-what a simple yet effective way to help our community\reduce waste and conserve valuable resources. The whole process was really quite simple and the excellent staff of Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program helped us along every step of the way. I urge fellow businesses in the area to get on board and “Go Green”. It feels great!”—Jen and Kurt Isola, owners Bean Creek Studio

Bee Clene Carpet Cleaning and Bay Building Janitorial
834 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
“We conduct our business with respect and care for our environment and implement strategies that achieve the greatest benefit for everyone. The Green Business Program has proven to be a valued partner in achieving these goals.”—Patty Enriquez

Bernardus Lodge
415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
“Taking care of our environment is a core value at the Bernardus Lodge. We are committed to spreading the word about the importance of taking environmental actions and about our initiatives. Bernardus Lodge demonstrates on a daily basis that environmentally responsible practices are as natural and welcoming as feather beds, award-wining cuisine, and a sumptuous spa. We are proud of creating a welcoming and environmentally responsible experience for guest and visitors from around the world.” —Sue Dreyer, Director of Sales and Marketing

Berger/Lewis Accountancy Corporation
740 Front Street, Suite 365, Santa Cruz
“We decided to become a Monterey Bay Area Green Business because it would contribute to saving the planet for upcoming generations and hoped our actions would inspire others in the Santa Cruz community to make more green choices.”

Best Western Capitola
1435 41st Avenue, Capitola
“Going Green has been a pleasure for the Best Western Capitola by the Sea Inn and Suites. Our community, our staff and thousands of past and future guests all benefit directly from the results of this necessary effort. We have drastically reduced the daily trash volume trucked to the Buena Vista landfill and we now recycle everything possible- saving lots of money, while preserving our future environment. Going green is good for business and should be seriously attempted by every business and home.”
—Derek Grell, Manager

Best Western De Anza Inn
2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey

Bewley’s Cleaning
2260 Chanticleer Av#7, Capitola
“Bewley’s Cleaning has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years. We are committed to cleaning with a consistent quality in a timely manner at a fair price; Creating long term customers by listening closely to their expectation and taking a pro-active approach in defining their needs and building the best partnering relationship possible. Bewley’s Cleaning is committed to a cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize climate change and ozone depletion. We will act with honesty, integrity at all times in all aspects of our business, and being professional in doing our job.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters (Salinas Office)
161 Main Street, #3, Salinas
“Being a Green Business allows us the opportunity to show the community that it is not just kids we care about. Big Brothers Big Sisters also has a commitment to minimizing environmental impact in small, day-to-day ways. As a non profit agency, we know that every penny counts, and by going green we are able to save green. We are proud to be the only one-to-one mentoring agency for youth in Salinas, and now we have yet another reason to be proud; being the only youth serving agency to go green! We hope to be leaders in creating a safer, greener Salinas.”—Alicia Lampley, Program Manager

Bittersweet Bistro
787 Rio Del Mar Boulevard, Aptos
“In the long run we’re hoping to save a lot,” Vinolus said. The biggest savings come from the industrial water sprayer in the kitchen, Fleming said. The new low-flow spray heads will save around $3,000 a year, Vinolus estimated. The new efficient lighting will prevent 1,400 pounds of greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere. Of all things, Vinolus, who has run Bittersweet for 10 years, seemed most exited about the food waste recycling that allows food scraps to decompose into a nutrient-rich fertilizer. “The compost turns back into food. It completes the cycle,” he said. [as quoted in the Register Pajaronian Newspaper, 4/23/05]

—Thomas Vinolus, Proprietor and Chef

Burgstrom/ Kramer Inc.
21 Brennan St #16, Watsonville
“We at Burgstrom Kramer Inc have been interested in energy efficiency and other green programs since 1981 when we converted the exterior lighting of the Valle Verde Medical Center from 250V incandescent bulbs to PL7 fluorescent wall pack lighting. We continually work with PG&E, the City of Watsonville, Ecology Action and its Right Lights program as well as Central Coast Energy Services Water Demand Reduction Program to promote energy efficiency and water conservation in the buildings we manage (approximately 650,000 sq.ft) and for the residents of those buildings (about 250). We feel that the Green Business Program can help in creating a smaller footprint on Mother Earth and provide an example for our residents, vendors, and our other business associates. We at BKI are very pleased and excited to be approved for this program.”

C&C Auto Repair
249 Dela Vina Avenue, Monterey

CA Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz “CCOF is committed to conducting our business (certifying, educating, advocating, and promoting for organic) in a way that carefully stewards and sustains the planet’s precious resources. We do this in part by certifying more than 2,000 members producing organic foods on more than 500,000 acres and by reducing the footprint of our operations through green business practices. We are pleased to join with other companies recognized for our commitment to sustainability as part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.”

Café Cruz
2621 41st Ave., Soquel
“It was easy to become a Green Business and integrate water conservation, recycling and more into our business practices. The program matches our values and so we felt it was the right thing to do.” —Steve Wilson, President

Café Fina
47 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

Café LimeLight
1016 Cedar St., Santa Cruz
“Café LimeLight, a small, family run business with limited resources, went Green. If we did it, then every chain and large company can too. All they need is the will to do the right thing. Without a healthy planet to live on, the bottom line means nothing.”—Billy Thompson, Proprietor

California Coast Business Brokerage
10096 Soquel Dr. #10 Aptos
“The reason I wanted to become green certified is that first, it simply is the right thing to do to participate in good environmental stewardship. Second, our business mentors and advises many small business owners. Part of that process is helping them develop good business and social practices working within this community. Becoming a Green Business is setting a good example to these new business owners that they can be successful by being responsible.”—Bob Norton, Broker, C.B.I.

California Grey Bears, Inc.
2710 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz

Cali Zen
6287 Felton Ca 95018
—Shanon Riley

Calpine Monterey Cogen
831 Walker St, Watsonville
“Calpine is one of the largest power generators in the U.S . and our fleet of renewable geothermal and low-carbon natural gas power plants is among the cleanest in the nation. Calpine is proud to partner with our communities. We diligently operate our facility in an environmentally responsible manner that promotes waste prevention and places the highest priority of health and safety,”—Dan Arellano, General Manager of South Bay Projects

Canterbury Woods
651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove
Canterbury Woods Retirement Community is proud to be the first local business with a medical component to achieve Green Certification and hopes to inspire other businesses with our example of operating in an environmentally responsible way. You’re invited to visit us at online where you will find a full spectrum of retirement living and care options, where everyone from management to staff along with the residents are encouraged to share ideas that will keep Canterbury Woods green long into the future!”

Captain’s Inn at Moss Landing
8122 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing
“At the Captain’s Inn at Moss Landing, we are a small, family run business and we achieved green certification. We hope our success encourages business of all sizes to step up and become certified. With the great help from the team in the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, you too can make a difference. We are proud to have a reduced footprint while providing a quality getaway experience.”

Car Care Center
2852A Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Before oil and antifreeze bottle recycling, the auto center where my shop is located, was sending to our land fill, enough empty oil quart bottles in a year to fill a average home from floor to ceiling.—Art Vasconcellos, Owner

Carmel Building & Design
26350 Carmel Rancho Ln., Ste. 105, Carmel Valley

Carmel Kitchens & Baths
26386 Carmel Rancho Lane, Ste. 104, Carmel
“Carmel Kitchens & Baths has designed custom kitchens and baths on the Monterey Peninsula since 1980.  We have always found it essential to transform our clients¹ dream kitchens and baths into realities.  Now we are doing what we can to sustain our environment for future generations.  By becoming a certified Green Business through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program we are trying to set an example by remodeling the way into a greener future.”

Casey Printing Inc.
398 E. San Antonio Dr., King City
“Our hats are off to the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Certification Program,” commented Rich Casey. “Its great to have this organization encouraging businesses to establish and follow environmentally and economically sound business practices, but also to recognize firms who have been adhering to those standards for many years. We are delighted to be part of the program and to be the first Southern Monterey County firm certified.”

Center for Transformational Neurophysiology
4624 Soquel Drive, Soquel
“We are commintted to helping people learn to get the most out of life and to stay focused on what is truly meaningful. We believe that there is nothing more meaningful and essential to our quality of life than than preserving the natural environment. The Green Business Program is an excellent way to get started toward creating an economy that supports a truly sustainable way of life.”

Central Coast Alliance for Health
1600 Green Hills Road, Suite 101, Scotts Valley
“The Alliance is proud to be a member of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.  We are committed to reducing environmental impacts by minimizing excess waste, purchasing recycled materials, conserving resources, and recycling throughout the organization.  We are very excited to be a part of this program.”

Central Coast Federal Credit Union, Seaside
4242 Gigling Rd., Seaside
“As Central Coast Federal Credit Union has been in business for more than 60 years, we are proud and honored to be officially a part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Certification Program. With well over 11,000 members, staff of 37 employees, and our volunteer Board of Directors, our commitment to our community and the responsibility that businesses play in actively protecting and preserving our environment has been a vital mission of our Credit Union. You see and hear it in our tag line “Community Minded, Just Like You!” words that we live by, act on, and adhere too. We at Central Coast Federal Credit Union will continue to maintain the standards set forth by this wonderful program and deliver strategies that benefit our members, community that we live and work in, and our precious environment.” —Leinette Limtiaco, President/CEO

Central Coast Federal Credit Union, Salinas
900 S. Main St., Salinas
“As Central Coast Federal Credit Union has been in business for more than 60 years, we are proud and honored to be officially a part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Certification Program. With well over 11,000 members, staff of 37 employees, and our volunteer Board of Directors, our commitment to our community and the responsibility that businesses play in actively protecting and preserving our environment has been a vital mission of our Credit Union. You see and hear it in our tag line “Community Minded, Just Like You!” words that we live by, act on, and adhere too. We at Central Coast Federal Credit Union will continue to maintain the standards set forth by this wonderful program and deliver strategies that benefit our members, community that we live and work in, and our precious environment.” —Leinette Limtiaco, President/CEO

Central Coast Federal Credit Union, Soledad
315 Gabilan Dr., Soledad
“As Central Coast Federal Credit Union has been in business for more than 60 years, we are proud and honored to be officially a part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Certification Program. With well over 11,000 members, staff of 37 employees, and our volunteer Board of Directors, our commitment to our community and the responsibility that businesses play in actively protecting and preserving our environment has been a vital mission of our Credit Union. You see and hear it in our tag line “Community Minded, Just Like You!” words that we live by, act on, and adhere too. We at Central Coast Federal Credit Union will continue to maintain the standards set forth by this wonderful program and deliver strategies that benefit our members, community that we live and work in, and our precious environment.” —Leinette Limtiaco, President/CEO

Central Coast Federal Credit Union, King City
510 R Canal St., King City
“As Central Coast Federal Credit Union has been in business for more than 60 years, we are proud and honored to be officially a part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Certification Program. With well over 11,000 members, staff of 37 employees, and our volunteer Board of Directors, our commitment to our community and the responsibility that businesses play in actively protecting and preserving our environment has been a vital mission of our Credit Union. You see and hear it in our tag line “Community Minded, Just Like You!” words that we live by, act on, and adhere too. We at Central Coast Federal Credit Union will continue to maintain the standards set forth by this wonderful program and deliver strategies that benefit our members, community that we live and work in, and our precious environment.” —Leinette Limtiaco, President/CEO

Chaminade Resort & Spa
1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

Charlie Hong Kong Restaurant
1141 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Our intention is to operate our business in a sustainable manner.  We follow the core values: to conserve, protect, and respect the environment natural and human.  We are committed to serving organic food, buying locally grown produce and using local venders as much as possible.  We appreciate the recognition and collaboration of other businesses.  Thank you to the County and City of Santa Cruz for taking on this important project.”—Carolyn Rudolph, Owner

Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Rd., Seaside
“Chartwell School is proud to be a member of the Green Business Program. Chartwell is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment that is energy efficient, healthy, comfortable, well lit, and which contains the amenities needed for quality education. Our new school campus demonstrates how improved academic outcomes and responsible resource stewardship are results of both green facility design and sustainable operating practices. Chartwell is the first complete educational campus in the country to be LEED Platinum certified. Going green is good for the environment and great for our students!”Douglas Atkins, Executive Director

Chevrolet of Watsonville
490 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville
“We feel that being green is the responsibility of everyone in the community and encourage all other to do their part in helping our community become a sustainable green environment.”

City of Santa Cruz Waste Water Treatment Plant

City of Scotts Valley
City Hall, Scotts Valley
“As Mayor of the City of Scotts Valley I am honored that Scotts Valley is the first city to be part of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. With a continued effort on the part of many businesses we can make a big difference in protecting our environment”

—Mayor, Stephanie Aquillar

City of Watsonville Water Resources Center
500 Clearwater Lane, Watsonville
“The City of Watsonville Water Resources Center is a Green Government facility that highlights some of the latest innovations in reducing the use of energy, and providing examples of what it means to construct multipurpose facilities in an environmental friendly way. Becoming a certified green government business is a natural component of what this facility stands for.”

Click-In Computers
734 E Lake Ave Ste 8. Watsonville
“Click-In Computers is proud to be part of the Green Business Program. We strongly believe that by conducting business in an environmentally conscious way we work together toward reducing our impact on the planet and create awareness. The planet will appreciate our efforts to not only reduce our overall impact on the environment but our efforts to restore it. Going green is a winning investment towards our future and for the generations to come. We encourage other businesses to do the right thing, go green; it’s a simple process worth the effort.”

College 8/Oakes Dining Hall, UCSC
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

“We do it because it is good for us, good for our students, and good for our planet. It’s what a campus community does.”

Collins Enterprises
49-D Hangar Way, Watsonville
“We are doing our part by helping our clients go green.”—Steve Collins, Owner

Comerica Bank  
1960 41st Avenue, Capitola

100 Doyle Street, Suite F, Santa Cruz
“As the first non-medical home care company in Santa Cruz to become a green certified business, we have the unique opportunity to include information about energy conservation, solid waste reduction and proper drug disposal in our training for our staff and care plans for our clients. It is imperative that we protect our Bay now so that future generations may enjoy it as we do. We look forward to sharing information with our clients and caregivers about how they too can protect our local environment.”

Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc.
406 Main Street, #207, Watsonville
“CAB selected improving the natural environment as its internal staff goal for 2010-2011, to both “give back” and model our values locally and nationally. We are pleased to become a Green Certified Business as a key step in this direction.”

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
7807 Soquel Dr., Aptos
“Our board of directors has demonstrated their deep commitment to green business practices through the investment made in our new Jack and Peggy Baskin Center for Philanthropy,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Lance Linares.”Being certified again through the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, as we were at our former site, is important for us,” Linares said. “It’s another step in helping make Santa Cruz County a better places, now and for future generations,” Linares added.

Community Printers
1827 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Founded by a like-minded group of young people who wanted to use their knowledge of print to make our community a better place to live, we have grown to be the largest printer on the central coast but we still identify with these early roots; community service, environmentally responsible printing, democratically-managed work place. These values are what define our organization.”

Constellation Gonzales Winery
800 S. Alta Rd., Gonzales

Cruz Car Wash
2731, 41st Ave, Soquel
“The Green Business Program allowed me to sharpen up my business in a number of areas; all of which were logical and have a direct economic impact on my business. We’re disposing of less trash, we’re able to re-light the facility with cost effective equipment and I was the beneficiary of a number of good ideas that had been developed at other places.”—Jeremy Levin, Owner

Cruz’n Cellular
266 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley
“‘Treat the earth well: it was not given to us by our parents, it was loaned to us by our children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.’ Ancient ProverbWe our proud to be apart of taking care of our environment and consumers. Kacie Johnson Serving Santa Cruz County 8 years.”—Kacie Johnson, Owner

Dairy Queen Capitola
816 Bay Ave, Capitola
“Following the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program has resulted in conserving environmental resources in a number of ways such as using less electricity, using less water, using products made from recycled products, and greatly increasing our recycling program. At the same time we are saving money by doing so, getting good feedback from our customers, and feeling good about conserving. It is truly a win win situation.”—Michael Babich, Owner

Davenport Resource Service Center
150 Church St, Davenport
“We are please to be certified as implementing green practices here on the North Coast” —Erika Hearon

De Camara Management
9011 Soquel Drive, Aptos

“Always leave a place better than you found it.”—Al De Camara, Owner

Deluxe Janitorial Service
P.O. Box 255, Santa Cruz
“Being grandparents we like the idea we are doing our part environmentally for the future generation.”

Beverly DesChaux, LMFT
542 Ocean Street, Suite J, Santa Cruz
Wholistic phschotherapist supporting the mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual well being of clients and their families. My commitment to health has for many years also included socially responsible actions to protect the environment, such as becoming a Green Business.—Beverly DesChaux, LMFT

Dharma’s Restaurant
4250 Capitola Road, Capitola
“As an older Green Business its great to see others coming on board.” —Bernie Shapiro, Owner

DMV Clinic
2335 Soquel Drive – Suite G, Santa Cruz

“Being a Green Business is a winning investment in our
future” —Jack Sparks, Owner

Dr. Z’s MindBody Shop
4841 Soquel Drive, Soquel

Dreamscape Creative Landscape Solutions
1916 Encina Drive, Santa Cruz

Dynamic Press  
1334 Brommer St B-1, Santa Cruz

Earthbound Farm
1721 San Juan Highway, San Juan Bautista
From organic farming and food safety to sustainability and environmental protection, at Earthbound Farm we’re constantly striving to do better, because what we do today leaves a legacy for the generations that follow. It’s more than our business, it’s our passion — and we’re delighted to be sharing that passion in every delicious bite of Earthbound Farm organic produce.

Eco Goods
1130 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Fifteen years ago we opened Eco Goods with a sense of responsibility for this beautiful planet. We aim to educate and empower the community through conscious consumerism. The mission of Eco Goods has always been to offer products that have less impact on the environment.  We are grateful to be recognized as a certified green business. Thanks for helping us spread the good word about the benefits of being green.Elaine Berke, Co-owner

Ecology Action
877 Cedar Street, #240, Santa Cruz
“Receiving our Green Business certification is an important step for Ecology Action as we progress toward our objective of making our operations fully carbon neutral and environmentally sustainable.”

Edward Jones, Cheryl Rebottaro, CRPC ®, Financial Advisor
221 Mt. Hermon Road, Suite F, Scotts Valley

Emerald Iguana Salon Inc.
2121 41st Avenue #105, Capitola
“Beauty is as beauty does. Our mission at Emerald Iguana, an Aveda concept salon, is to connect beauty, environment and well being, we believe learning never ends. At Aveda we strive to set an example for environmental leadership. Our team is committed to educating and raising awareness both globally and locally for many environmental issues. We are part of a wonderful community and want to support this area as they have supported us.”Julie Ferreira, Owner

Environmental Control Monterey Bay
3560 Soquel Ave #A, Santa Cruz
“We believe we can bring integrity to an industry where it is currently lacking, by paying employees fairly and giving customers what they have contracted for, not just what they complain about” —Jon Walsh, Owner

Environmental Innovations
Scotts Valley
“As the work force behind the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, the Environmental Innovations team is pleased to be recognized for accomplishing what their fellow businesses accomplish every day. We are proud to be listed among this great group of businesses that not only operate in the Green, but have high standards in many other respects. Completing the Green Business Program is a testament to a business’ capability to perform high quality work. We look forward to being involved in the continuing environmental progress of the great community in which we live.” Josephine Fleming

Erik’s Deli Café
1074 S. Green Valley Road, Watsonville
“It’s our responsibility to do what we can to protect our environment.”—Timi Sutton

Erik’s Deli Café
155 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Customers love walking into the deli and seeing that we have joined the outstanding ranks of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. It has been an awesome opportunity to learn and train the staff in Green Business Practices and how important that is to our environment.”—Elsa Roybal, Manager Erik’s Deli – Downtown Santa Cruz

Fall Creek Engineering
P.O. Box 7894, Santa Cruz
“Fall Creek Engineering specializes in environmentally sustainable solutions to water and wastewater issues.  The decision to become a certified green business was simple and we were excited that such a program existed.  The process was educational and the program staff were helpful and encouraging.  Becoming a green business has further committed us to a consciousness of healthy sustainability for our community and the earth.  Additionally, we’ve see a significant reduction in our resource usage and waste and an equal reduction in the cost of both.  Thank you Monterey Bay Green Business Program for the opportunity to incorporate and promote sustainable practices!”

Firelight Foundation
740 Front Street, Suite 380, Santa Cruz
“Our environment here has an impact on our work with communities in Africa. Africa is projected to experience the worst effects of climate change and we’d like to counter that. Working globally and caring locally.”

First Congregational Church Santa Cruz
900 High Street, Santa Cruz
“We work together to sustain our church as a green organization and to support one another in changing our ways of life as we cherish the earth, live for justice, and pray for peace. We hope the many community people who enjoy concerts, forums, exercise classes, and worship at our church will help us practice environmental responsibility.”

Forest Hill Auto Service
1123 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove
“In keeping our oceans and environment cleaner we can all do our small part in order to have a larger cumulative effect. We have already seen a 10% reduction in our energy costs through being part of the program. In addition, we are hoping that the Green Business Program will continue to foster better relationships between businesses and county regulatory agencies.”

—Bob Constant, Owner

Forget Me Not
275 Center Ave
“The clothing and accessories that we carry at our family owned store since 1977, reflect a local awareness and the importance of community, fair trade, and being green. Join us in working together to create our goal of building a community where “being green” is not just a trend but a way of life”.

Floors Etc.
3155 Porter Street, Soquel, Ca 95073

Geo H. Wilson
250 Harvey West Boulevard, Santa Cruz
“The Green Business Program has given us the opportunity to improve and expand our business practices. Diverse business members can provide pro-environmental leadership to make the Monterey Bay Area a better place.”
—Geo H. Wilson , Owner

George Allen & Sons Plumbing
5024 C Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley
“For three generations George Allen & Sons Plumbing (a family owned and operated business for 50 years) has continuously served the residents of Santa Cruz County. As plumbers, we are on the front lines of protecting the health of the nation. For this reason we have joined the Monterey Bay Green Business Program. This will continue our family tradition of providing quality service, educating our customers and expand our efforts to ensure we all live in a healthy environment for generations to come.”
—Tyler Allen

Gino’s Carco Santa Cruz Auto Recycling
3315 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
“Our business is Auto Recycling and Parts. By the very nature of our business, we are preserving the natural resources and saving the environment. Since we have become a Green Business, it has enhanced our business both Ecologically and Economically. To be a certified Green Business is good for our Community and the Environment. We are proud to be Green and encourage every Business to go Green.”
—Gino Tayebi, Owner

109 Lee Road, Watsonville
“Reduce, re-use and recycle, that is our business model here at Global Concepts.Global Concepts supplies high quality used office furniture to the marketplace. This diverts used office furniture out of the landfill waste stream and back onto the market. Furniture destined for the dump is instead working and fulfilling it’s function again. Quality used office furniture looks and performs similar to new furniture but there is an average saving of 80% (or more) compared with new. Global Concepts quality, used office furniture or remanufactured office furniture offers an attractive alternative to purchasing new. You can be assured of a quality product, a cost effective and most importantly, an environmentally – conscious product.What’s good for our environment really is good for business”
—Lori Buffington, President

Go Green Think Clean
727 Pau Hana Dr, Soquel
“We offer an eco-friendly cleaning service by using all green seal certified products and by implementing green procedures.  Green cleaning is about protecting your health without harming the environment.  We need to reduce waste, reuse products and recycle.Go Green Think Clean wants consumers to be aware that many cleaning products contain hazardous ingredients which poison the environment and can contribute to allergic reactions, breathing problems and many other affects that can be potentially be harmful to humans, and the environment.  By using green sealed certified products from Hillyard and vacuums with HEPA filter technology that eliminate 99.97% of the pollutants, we can make a difference. Clients using dispensers that regulate the amount of paper product dispensed is a way to reduce waste.  Microfiber cloths and mops aid in prevention of cross contamination, reduction of water use and costs savings.  We care about your health and the environment and want to do everything we can to protect ourselves and the planet for future generations.We can clean your business the best way possible, Go Green Think Clean.”
—Karen Eason

Gophers Limited
“We are proud to join the ranks of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. We are focused on providing and teaching environmentally friendly solutions to animal pest problems. Our goal is to give alternatives to the use of poisons by demonstrating effective techniques and training others in their use.”
—Thomas Wittman

Granite Construction Company, Monterey Bay Branch
580 West Beach Street, Watsonville
“Granite Construction supports a strong environmental program with a focus on sustainable practices. With the assistance of the Green Business Program staff and collaborative efforts from our employees, we made the necessary adjustments to streamline our pollution prevention practices and more effectively conserve our water and energy resources.”

Granite Construction Company, Corporate Headquarters
585 West Beach Street, Watsonville
“Granite Construction supports a strong environmental program with a focus on sustainable practices. With the assistance of the Green Business Program staff and collaborative efforts from our employees, we made the necessary adjustments to streamline our pollution prevention practices and more effectively conserve our water and energy resources.”

Green Motors
1823 Soquel Avenue, Suite B, Santa Cruz
“Let us help you make a green choice for your next auto. Biodiesels, hybrids, and high mpg scooters/ autos are a step in the right direction to help climate change. Saving you green while doing it is a side effect that we all can live with.”

The Green Room Salon
10090 #2 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
“Our mission at The Green Room Salon is to create an enjoyable experience for our clients in a healthy, positive atmosphere; providing superior service with respect for the environment, our community, and the planet.””As a “green” salon, we exclusively use DermOrganic and other paraben & sulfate-free products, most of which are organic, and feature INOA color, the first permanent, non-ammonia haircolor. The products we retail follow the same guidelines, and we are happy to educate our clients on our hair care products & their ingredients. We offer haircuts for men, women and children, hair color, weaving, styling, and a non-formaldehyde, smoothing keratin treatment. We are also available off-site for weddings or special events. In addition, a percentage of all service revenue goes towards purchasing carbon credits, or offsets, through the Carbon Fun”

1122 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“At greenspace, we take our mission to educate and help pre-screened green products for sustainable living, eco home improvement, babies and gifts
seriously. Going through the formality of getting this certfication validated what we are already up to and helped us find more ways to be an even more eco-minded business.”
—Lydia Corser, greenspace

Greg Bellows Plumbing Inc.
2541 S Rodeo Gulch Rd, Soquel
“Protecting the environment and our oceans has always been important to us at Bellows Plumbing. So becoming a Green Business was an easy and natural decision. We are constantly finding new and better ways to recycle and reuse our work materials. Plus we continue to offer new products that help our clients protect the environment and reduce energy and resource usage.”
—Jason Schlunt, Bellows Plumbing Inc.

Hans Auto Repair
384 Olympia Avenue, Seaside
“We strive to be conscious of our impact on the environment and felt we needed to do our part to protect the planet and our beautiful Monterey Bay. Becoming a Green Business was an easy decision. Being green is a great investment in our future and the future of our planet. We sincerely hope that more businesses will also become Green Certified. Going through the process is easy and totally worth it.”
—Michael Brooks and Tracy Polockow

Harkness Gardens Landscaping
148 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove

Hayward Lumber
10 Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey

Head Start of Santa Cruz County
408 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville

Henderson Automotive Repair
982 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
“We at Henderson Automotive are pleased to be a part of the Green Business Program because we want to give back to the community and help the environment.”
—Greg Henderson, Owner

Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room
221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz
“Being Green is not only a practice it is a state of mind”

iKorb, Inc
303 Potrero Street, Suite 42-303, Santa Cruz
We are thrilled to be a certified Green Business and to add our voices to the thousands of others who are working to make our city and county more sustainable. We learned quite a lot about how we can further reduce iKorb’s carbon footprint through our participation in the certification process. We are thankful for the time and expertise each one of the coordinators who helped us shared.
—David Wear, Owner

Inner Light Ministry
5630 Soquel Drive, Soquel

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234
10300 Merritt St., Castroville
“The 400 members and staff of IBEW Local 234 are very proud to become a Monterey Bay Area Certified Green Business. It was important to our membership that we pursue this certification in order to demonstrate our commitment to the idea of sustainability. As the electrical union for the Monterey Bay area we are concerned with economic and social justice for all workers, it seemed only natural that we include environmental consideration and well-being, to become truly sustainable.”
—Andy Hartmann, President

Jackson Landscape
216 Central Ave, Capitola

JohnsonDiversey Equipment and Beta Technology
2841 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
“To promote, educate and encourage a greener environment at work and in our community.”
—JohnsonDiversey Equipment Green Team Mission Statement

Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
515 Swift Street, Santa Cruz
“We are excited about what the Green Business program means for our community and the region. Our participation in the program reflects our long-standing philosophy to utilize sustainable design principles and promote environmental awareness. Being a Green Business member supports our mission of blending built and natural environments, ecological stewardship and preserving natural systems for generations to enjoy.”
—Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic® Studio
8035 Soquel Drive #31, Aptos
“We are proud to be taking a leadership role in becoming a green business. Our mission at Joy of Movement is to promote long-term emotional and physical health through joyful, integrated movement training and this dovetails with our new role in extending that health to our environment. Thank you for helping us on this path so we can now help others.
—Jennifer Balboni, Owner

Keller Williams Realty Santa Cruz
>1414 Soquel Avenue, Suite 100, Santa Cruz
“Keller Williams Realty Santa Cruz is committed to conserving resources, reducing our impact on the environment and facilitating healthier homes for our clients.  We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the City of Santa Cruz and the Green Business Program”

495 Elder Ave., Ste. 8, Sand City
“Thank you for the honor of receiving the Green Business Certification. We’re proud of this award because we’re conscious of our stations ecological impact. Going green is the wave of the future, and is necessary for all businesses as a way to support the health of our communities, our children and our Earth.”
—Deborah Lindsay

L’Atelier Salon
114 Pearl Alley, Santa Cruz

“Change begins within, change begins with L’Atelier.  We look forward to being a part of the beautiful you.”
—Jenna Culver, Owner

L&M Auto Repair
27 1st Street, Watsonville
“It feels good to do our part to protect the planet. My employees are into it and so are my customers.” [as quoted in the Register Pajaronian Newspaper, 8/26/04]
—Mike Cisneros, Owner

La Posta
538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
Being a green business was important to us from the very start. Going through the city program was easy, and getting certified a gratifying final step. It is great that the city acknowledges and supports businesses such as ours – where recycling, conservation, and using fresh local organic meat and produce are fundamental. The owners and staff of La Posta Vecchia are proud to be a Certified Green Business.
—Emily Avila, Dining Room Manager

Labris Design
“Being a certified green business is important to me because in interior design I create indoor spaces and I want them to be healthy places for people and the environment.”
—Labris Willendorff

Land of Medicine Buddha
5800 Prescott Road, Soquel
“Land of Medicine Buddha has been practicing right relations for a long time, and we are proud to stand as an example of non-harming towards sentient beings and the environment.”

L. Kershner Design
200 Washington Street, Suite 207, Santa Cruz
“L. Kershner Design is pleased to be known as a Green Business in Santa Cruz. As members of the US Green Building Council, we are dedicated to bringing green design to our clients and our community. Being a Green Business is one more way to join our community in creating a sustainable future. We enjoy the benefits of protecting our environment with daily practice: recycling, using efficient lighting, conserving water use, and acting responsibly. We are really pleased Santa Cruz embraces sustainability, and we know we are in good company with other businesses here.”

Lindsay Toscano Architect
Santa Cruz, Ca
“Lindsay Toscano Architect provides complete architectural services with a focus on green design for residential and corporate clients. With experience on projects in over 30 different California cities and counties, services are tailored to the uniqueness of the client, site and local agency requirements. The studio upholds a focus on appropriateness of design and thorough project management, while striving to create buildings with a reduced ecological footprint on our environment”.—Lindsay Toscan

Lloyd’s Tire Service
303 River Street, Santa Cruz
“As a local, family owned business, we’ve understood the importance of community involvement and responsible business practices since we open our doors in 1940.  As an automotive business, we take our responsibility for safe disposal of tires and fluids very seriously.We are proud to have been chosen to be a member of the Green Business Program of the Monterey Bay, and we are dedicated to the program¹s standards for environmentally responsible business practices of reducing, reusing and recycling whenever appropriate.”

Ma Maison Restaurant
9051 Soquel Drive, Aptos

Mandel Comunications
820 Bay #113, Capitola
“Mandel Communications is proud to be recognized by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program. This recognition reflects Mandel’s commitment not only to developing individuals and organizations, but to the environment in which we live and communicate. At Mandel, we’re dedicated to creating breakthrough communicators, and to our global and local environs.”

The Maynard Group
3949 Research Park Drive #160, Soquel
“As a responsible local company, we are participating in the Green Business Program to minimize our impact on nature and also for our staff to learn the importance and benefits environmentally conscious living.”
—Deane, Owner/CEO, The Maynard Group

Mark Allen Hair Design
8044 Soquel Dr Suite C, Aptos
“Mark Allen Hair Design is an agent of change offering a healthy, low to no toxic environment for hair services. You will find us in a unique location, a beautiful salon overlooking the trees and the horizon beyond.
—Diane Tryforos, Owner

Martella Printing
324 Lincoln Ave., Salinas

Merry Maids of Santa Cruz County
930 E lake Avenue, Watsonville
“Merry Maids appreciates the environment in which we live and work.  Our love of this area has expressed itself in our concern for sustaining the bay area, so future generations can enjoy what nature has given us.Personally, and as owners of Merry Maids in Santa Cruz and San Francisco counties, we have searched out products that are effective and ecologically safe.  Merry Maids is committed to providing our customers with the best possible cleaning experience, using products that protect our surroundings.We have been successful in searching out Green Seal cleaning products that are equal to, or surpass, traditional cleaning products.  We have found safe alternatives to chlorine bleach and other caustic substances.  We recycle and are committed to using recycled products where possible.Our customers can join our efforts by letting us collect their small batteries, small electronic items and used CFL light bulbs when we provide their cleaning.  We will arrange for proper disposal and recycling at our expense.”
—Lee and Richard Combs, Merry Maids of Santa Cruz County

610 Del Monte Blvd, Monterey

Michael’s On Main
2591 Main Street, Soquel
“This whole Green Business Program has been fantastic. Not only is it very good for the environment, economically it’s fantastic too. It’s very important for the environment and I’m very excited to be a part of this program.”
—Michael Clark, Owner

Midtown Montessori
818 N. Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz
“We used the Green Business Certification as a way to approach the design, construction and daily operation of our child care center to help reduce the negative impact on our environment while providing the healthiest work space possible. The responsibility for conserving and sustaining our world as a healthy environment for future generations rests with us all. The Green Business Certification is the beginning of our ability to use the shaping power of living our environmental values as a daily example to the children we teach.”
—Donna Saffren and Bryan Campbell

Mick’s Automotive
1257 Thompson Avenue, Santa Cruz
“I have been running a green shop for years that’s why when I heard about this program I wanted to become a Certified Green Business”
—Tracy Cotton, Owner

Mission Floors
2334 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
Mission Floors, Commercial and Residential Design and Installation. We have been a locally owned, family run business for over 40 years, and as a certified green business, we take pride in meeting your needs, serving our community, and installing a wide range of earth friendly flooring products now available in this evolving industry. For more information, or to set up an appointment please call!

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
299 Foam St, Monterey
“The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is dedicated to protect the natural resources in one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world… our coasts and waters of central California. The Green Business Program offers an avenue to fulfill that dedication to our environment and has motivated the staff to share creative ideas to exceed the basic greening expectations. In keeping our office green, we hope to keep the ocean blue and flourishing with rich resources for future generations to enjoy.”

Monterey County Weekly
668 Williams Ave., Seaside

Monarch Media
406 Mission Street, Suite J, Santa Cruz
“Part of our mission is to be socially responsible and that certainly includes environmental awareness. Thanks to the Green Business Program for their help in increasing our environmental practices at our office!”
—The Monarch Media Team

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel

Mount Madonna School
491 Summit Rd Watsonville
“In education, as in life, actions often speak louder than words,” says Supriya McDonald, Head of the Lower School at Mount Madonna. “By modeling ‘green’ awareness daily in our classrooms, office, janitorial and general operations, we are demonstrating that we value the preservation of our environment.”

New Leaf Community Market
1210 41st. Avenue, Capitola
“Our mission is to nourish and sustain the community, so it is a given that we would want to be green and we appreciate the effort that the County is making to assist businesses to become Greener. As ‘Green’ as we thought we were, we appreciate the innovative ideas to improve our environmental performance.”
—Chris Quinn, Co-owner

New Leaf Community Market
1134 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
“Our mission is to nourish and sustain the community, so it is a given that we would want to be green and we appreciate the effort that the City is making to assist businesses to become Greener. As ‘Green’ as we thought we were, we appreciate the innovative ideas to improve our environmental performance.”
—Chris Quinn, Co-owner

New Leaf Community Market
2351 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
“Our mission is to nourish and sustain the community, so it is a given that we would want to be green and we appreciate the effort that the City is making to assist businesses to become Greener. As ‘Green’ as we thought we were, we appreciate the innovative ideas to improve our environmental performance.”
—Chris Quinn, Co-owner

New Leaf Community Market, Felton
6240 Hwy 9, Felton
“We wanted to become a Green Business because it fits our desire to be leaders and not followers.  We were the first store in North America to become a certified organic retailer.  We filled our roof with solar panels. And we reduce, reused, and recycle everything we can.  We are honored to be part of the Green Community.
—Nellie Donovan, General Manager

Noli N Nali
245 Mt Hermon Rd, Suite M #373, Scotts Valley
“We are delighted to be aligning our business practices with our deepest values. To be certified as a green business means we are actively conserving energy, cutting pollution and minimizing waste. All things we can do to take a stand for future generations! This is what our company is all about.”

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California
333 Front Street, Suite 200, Santa Cruz
“NIAC is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable risk pool that provides stable liability insurance to more than 6,000 nonprofits throughout California. We are very proud to be a Green Business and part of the greater green movement! Becoming green was an easy process and most of the changes put into place were small, though very effective. By implementing these changes to our daily office routine, NIAC has saved money, energy, water, and resources. Being a Green Business makes sense for your money and your world!”
—NIAC Management and Staff

Nordic Naturals
94 Hangar Way, Watsonville
“Nordic Naturals is proud to be a member of the Green Business program. We strive to be the industry leaders of pure omega oils. But our commitment doesn’t end with just our oils. There is a direct link between our product and our environment. Without preserving the oceans and the environment, we wouldn’t be able to provide pure and great tasting omega oils to our customers.”
—Joar Opheim, CEO/owner of Nordic Naturals

North Coast Vision
804 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz

1334 Brommer Street, Suite B-3, Santa Cruz
Envision a Healthier Planet and a Cleaner Future. Since 2005, Nubius Organics has made it our mission to bring you hundreds of innovative ideas for green living so you can shop more conscientiously and ultimately throw away less. We want to spread the word about the importance of incorporating better habits things like No Waste Lunch and reusable bags and water bottles. More importantly, we want to encourage our customers to change the way they shop in order to really make a difference. How? By buying from and supporting companies that care about the ramifications of what they produce, which includes not just the products we sell, but thousands of others. We believe that when you know better, you do better, so we want to help our visitors to become more knowledgeable through the information we provide in our emails and on our website. Together, and only together, we can make a difference.Our small staff consists of moms, activists and artists, all with a love for the environment. All of our products are fair trade, stylish and functional because we want you to love green living as much as we do!

2-1490 East Cliff, Santa Cruz
“We are proud to be a Green Business and do our part to protect the environment.”
—Ruben Partida, President

Oasis Hair and Skin Care
1664 Soquel Drive, Soquel
“We are proud to be the first certified green salon and we encourage all our colleagues to join in this beneficial and simple program. Oasis Hair and Skin Care is dedicated to creating a green, relaxing, rejuvenating environment where your beauty and well being are our priorities.”
—Wendy Rae Johnson & Pamela Freitas, Owners

Ocean Champions
202 San Jose Avenue, Capitola
Ocean Champions, which works to build political power for the oceans by helping to elect pro-ocean candidates to the U.S. Congress is proud to be recognized on Earth Day, 2011 as the first non-profit business in Capitola, CA to become a certified green business. Ocean Champions received the recognition from the Monterey Bay Area’s Green Business Program, whose Task Force recognizes Ocean Champions as an environmental leader that conserves resources, promotes pollution prevention and minimizes waste.“We want to live our mission by having as small a carbon footprint as possible, and we are proud to receive this distinction,” said David Wilmot, Ph.D., Ocean Champions’ President and Co-Founder. “We strive to be a good member of our local community, and believe this is an important commitment to make. In that same vein, we’d like to offer our condolences to those families and businesses that suffered losses during the recent flooding in Capitola Village, and ask our fellow citizens to support them as they rebuild.”

Ellen O’Hanlon C.H.T, C.M.T, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Medical Massage Therapist
111 Dakota Street, Suite 4, Santa Cruz
“My most significant reason for ‘Going Green’ is that I believe preserving the world’s natural resources is the responsibility of every individual both at work and at home. Our Planet’s future depends on business using sustainable resources and reducing carbon footprints as much as possible. Overall this will do a great deal of good for our world. I want to do my part.”Ellen O’Hanlon C.H.T, C.M.T

Old Fisherman’s Grotto
39 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

Opal Cliffs Auto Center
4001 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

Owl’s Nest Café, UCSC
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
“We do it because it is good for us, good for our students, and good for our planet. It’s what a campus community does.”

O’Neill Sea Odyssey Education Center
2222 East Cliff Drive, #222, Santa Cruz
O’Neill Sea Odyssey provides a hands-on educational experience to encourage the protection and preservation of our living sea and communities.

Pacific Coffee Roasting Company
7554 Soquel Drive Aptos
“I am so proud to be listed as a green business in one of the most beautiful place on earth. Having grown up here and being surrounded by the redwoods and ocean I have always had an appreciation and respect for nature and all its beauty and I have always wanted to keep it that way for generations beyond my own. My children have been taught at an early age to recycle and do not waste water, paper, energy or anything else. So completing the requirements for the green program was very easy for Pacific Coffee Roasting, we were already doing 99%. Thank you for keeping the awareness out there.” Dena Hope, Owner

Pacific Mountain Advisors
5619 Scotts Valley Drive Suite 140, Scotts Valley

Pacific Motor Service
550 E. Franklin St., Monterey
“Being a Green Business establishes with the community at large that I care about our environment and that our business takes great pains to keep our automotive repair business as environmentally friendly as we can.”
—Kevin Donahue, Owner

Pajaro Dunes Company
105 Shell Drive, Watsonville
“Pajaro Dunes Company is proud to be the first Green Certified Property Management Company in the Green Business Program. Being a part of this program has made our staff become more aware of our surroundings and we are encouraging others to complete the program. Being in business since February 1973 we believe this certification is a natural process of being a positive member of our community here on the beautiful Monterey Bay.”

Sharon Parker, LMFT
542 Ocean Street, Suite J, Santa Cruz

Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach, CA
“Certification by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program is the latest environmental achievement for Pebble Beach Company (July 2009). The Company has previously earned The Green Award from Golf Magazine for 2008-2009 and the 2008 Waste Reduction Award Program award from the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Additionally, Pebble Beach Golf Links has been named one of the Top 10 Eco-Friendly Courses by Links Magazine Online, and all of our courses (Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Del Monte Golf Course) are certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries by Audubon International.”
—Thomas Quattlebaum, Pebble Beach Company’s Environmental Stewardship Manager and Green Team co-chair

Peoples Coffee
1200 17th Ave Suite 130, Santa Cruz

Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County
5200 Soquel Avenue St 203 & 103, Santa Cruz
“As a local health care organization, we feel it is our duty to minimize the impact that our operations have on the environment. PMG employees embrace that sentiment and actively drove the transition by expanding our recycling program, starting a compost, conserving resources and changing habits. We are proud of what we have accomplished and will continue to identify ways to reduce, reuse and recycle!”
— Elizabeth Pratt

Pilgrim’s Way Community Book Store & Secret Garden
Dolores btwn 5th & 6th, Carmel
“At age 40, instead of going grey we¹ve gone green. Pilgrim’s Way community Bookstore & Secret Garden is making smarter choices in our bags, our vendors and our procedures. We are trying to make every attempt to not only lower our carbon footprint, but also our usage of electricity, water and paper. Thank you for helping us celebrate our 40th year, and join us for a greener community tomorrow.”

Sharon Potteiger, Massage and Midwifery Services
111 Dakota Street, Suite 4, Santa Cruz
“I became a Certified Green Business to promote awareness of our environment. From using vegan massage oils to organic cotton sheets; it all makes perfect sense, for health of ourselves and the planet.”
—Sharon Potteiger, LM, CPM

Porter/Kresge Dining Hall, University of California/ Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
“We do it because it is good for us, good for our students, and good for our planet. It’s what a campus community does.”
—Clint Jeffries

Pristine Painting
We are constantly focused on keeping up with the changing standards and regulations of the Green Building Industry. We have long sought to maximize the use of green products, minimize and dispose of waste materials properly, maintain clean, safe, and eco-friendly job sites.
—Kurt Stuhr, Owner

Preferred Plumbing
80 Airport Blvd., Freedom
“We at Preferred Plumbing have always educated our staff on the most environmental business practices and strive to communicate this to our customers.
Some examples would be super efficient office lighting, hydronic heating and timers on lighting and fans. We also use a paperless administrative system and use the reverse side of plans, that would typically be discarded, for notes, scheduling and drawings. As for our plumbing services, they include: Rain water catchment systems, Gray Water systems, Solar and on demand water heating,low water consumption fixtures, drip irrigation, and water usage design and sizing. Naturally the above commitments are the beginning steps in our efforts to sustain our children’s future.”
Jeff Rodriguez, Owner

Prime Landscape Services Inc.
3635 N. Main Street, Soquel
“Our pledge is to uphold best environmental management practices through our educated landscape design and build team. We commit to be more environmentally conscientious and to promote the conservation of resources to our clients.
—Prime Landscape Services

Princess Monterey Whale Watching
96 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

325 Westridge Drive, Watsonville

Pristine Clinical Skin Care
716 Capitola Ave. Suite H Capitola
“I am proud to be part of the green business program. I believe this is a positive step in the right direction for our community and the environment! It is said that every great journey starts with a single step!”
—Sharon Williams, Owner

Professional Touch
5500 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley
“I am happy that Professional Touch Auto Body is the first Auto Body Repair shop to be added to the program. By going green, we make a huge positive impact on the environment. By using water based paint to keeping our car wash water out of the local streams, we have made a huge impact already. I am hopeful we will develop even more innovative ways to recycle/reuse materials as well as conserve/save energy. We are also proud to be a partner with Bloom Distillation and actress Daryl Hannah in promoting the use of Ethanol based vehicles. We had the opportunity to restore/repaint Daryl’s ’97 Firebird which was converted recently to use clean burning Ethanol fuel. This provided us the motivation to become a member of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.”
— Karl Ryan, Owner/Operator

Prunedale Self Storage
8305 Prunedale North Rd., Prunedale

Pure Pleasure
204 Church Street, Santa Cruz
“The choice to go Green was an easy one. We began implementing green practices from day one. We are not your typical pleasure boutique, with a warm, friendly, sex-positive atmosphere, where sensuality is embraced and seediness is non-existent. We feature high-quality, non-toxic, phthalate-free adult toys, and also carry a line of vegan-friendly products.Pure Pleasure aims to promote sexual diversity, offering something for the “pleasure inside us all”. See our website for more information.”
—Janis and Amy Baldwin, mother and daughter, Co-Owners

Randy’s Fishing Trips & Whale Watching
66 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

Real Change Network Inc
10096 Soquel Drive, Suite 10 Aptos
“Becoming a Green Business was simply a smarter strategy for us:

  • It has helped us save money and attract great clients and employees.
  • It has done a lot to build our brand and our reputation as a company that cares and goes the extra mile.
  • It has made our work environment more pleasant, people-friendly and fun!
  • It allows us to walk the talk with our clients an partners”

—Christian Forthomme, President and CEO, RealChange Network, Inc.

Redwood Pizzeria
6205 Highway 9, Felton

9698 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel
“As the1st certified Green Business in Carmel Valley, we at Renovations are very excited about the opportunity to align our office practices with our commitment to sustainability. Through innovative, sustainable actions we are able not only to create value and beauty beyond expectation for our clients, but also help to contribute to the long-term global vision of respect, reuse and recycle. Renovations promises our clients will feel the excitement of getting something special. Being a part of the Green Business Program helps us to deliver that promise.”

Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
820 Bay Suite 128 & 136, Capitola

Rick’s Auto Shop
1050 B 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
“It’s been good for our business and we’ve been surprised by how many customers have been impressed and happy that we are a Green Business.”“I am extremely pleased with all the business I have been receiving from the advertising associated with the Green Business Program. I no longer advertise on the radio because I have been getting plenty of customers that come to our shop because we are a Green.”
—Ricky Pearce, Owner

River Cafe & Cheese Shop
415 River Street, Suite K, Santa Cruz

Rock Solid Engineering Inc.
1100 Main Street, Watsonville
“One of the benefits of being the owner of Rock Solid Engineering, Inc., is that I get to choose the direction the company will follow. When I heard about the Green Business Certification, I saw an opportunity to join a growing movement towards protecting our environment. I have grown up here on the central coast and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that we call home. I was eager to learn some simple steps that our firm could take to reduce our impact on the environment. Many of the suggestions are quite simple and inexpensive to implement. In addition, we recently expanded our office and moved in to a large office space. I took the opportunity of this expansion to purchase a non-nuclear density gauge. For those of you not in this field of work, we use a density to gauge to measure the density of the soil at job sites. For the past few decades the standard for this type of testing has been a nuclear density gauge which uses a small radioactive element. There is now new technology to accomplish the same task without the radioactive element. To my knowledge, we are the only Geotechnical firm in this county to use the non-nuclear gauge.”
—Yvette Wilson, Owner

Rusty’s Honda & Mazda Repair
318 River Street, Santa Cruz
“Rusty’s has been green with our fluids, filters and cardboard recycling program for over 20 years. The Certified Green Business program has allowed us to use new resources to enhance the practices we already have in place. We all need to do our part to keep our earth clean for future generations.”
—Rusty Carl, Owner

Ryan Ranch Office Park- The Muller Company
2 & 4 Lower Ragsdale, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 Ragsdale Dr., Monterey

S. Martinelli & Company
227 East Beach Street, Watsonville
“Over the past 141 years S. Martinelli & Company’s success has been rooted right here in the Monterey Bay region, producing premium 100% fresh-pressed apple juice products. Today we are guided by the family’s continued emphasis that we operate with the highest possible degree of ethical and social responsibility. Reducing waste and minimizing our overall environmental impact is a significant part of that responsibility. Here on the Monterey Bay is where we partner with local growers to source the majority of our apples, raise our families and always intend to manufacture our highly regarded products. Making sound sustainable green business choices are investments in preserving what we have today so we our children can enjoy it when it’s their time.As a manufacturer, finding and implementing efficient ways to conserve energy, water, and other natural resources while minimizing what we put into landfills is good business and good for business. As David Brower, the prominent environmentalist aptly put it, “There is no business to be done on a dead planet.”To be certified as a Monterey Bay Green Business is an honor and significant for us at S. Martinelli in that it affirms we’re evolving the right direction with our efforts. More important the Green Business program brings a wealth of knowledge to the partnership that they’re very willing to share to help increase our eco-awareness and improve our earth friendly practices.”

Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
324 Front Street, Santa Cruz
“We are delighted to be a certified green business.  We support sustainability through our own policies and through our Get Green personal and business loan program.”

Santa Cruz County Bank, Administrative Office
740 Front Street, Suite 220
“The Green Business Certification formalizes Santa Cruz County Bank’s commitment and practices established since we opened our doors in February 2004. From the beginning, we have made a conscious effort to be environmentally conscious in selecting Herman Miller furnishings, utilizing local vendors wherever possible, and opting for recycled paper with low VOC ink for printed materials.”

Santa Cruz County Bank, Aptos Office
7775 Soquel Avenue, Aptos
“The certification of our Aptos office marks the 7th and final office of Santa Cruz County Bank to accomplish our goal of being 100% Green Business certified in every location we operate. We thank all the representatives of the Monterey Bay Green Business Association for their assistance throughout the process. And, we thank our employees for their daily efforts to conserve.”

Santa Cruz County Bank
1500 41st Ave # 100, Capitola

“The Green Business Certification formalizes Santa Cruz County Bank’s commitment and practices established since we opened our doors in February 2004. From the beginning, we have made a conscious effort to be environmentally conscious in selecting Herman Miller furnishings, utilizing local vendors wherever possible, and opting for recycled paper with low VOC ink for printed materials.”
—Mary Anne Carson, Senior Vice President

Santa Cruz County Bank, Capitola Office
819 Bay Avenue, Captiola

“The Green Business Certification formalizes Santa Cruz County Bank’s commitment and practices established since we opened our doors in February 2004. From the beginning, we have made a conscious effort to be environmentally conscious in selecting Herman Miller furnishings, utilizing local vendors wherever possible, and opting for recycled paper with low VOC ink for printed materials.”
—Mary Anne Carson, Senior Vice President

Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz Office
720 Front Street
“The Green Business Certification formalizes Santa Cruz County Bank’s commitment and practices established since we opened our doors in February 2004. From the beginning, we have made a conscious effort to be environmentally conscious in selecting Herman Miller furnishings, utilizing local vendors wherever possible, and opting for recycled paper with low VOC ink for printed materials.”

Santa Cruz Kitchen & Bath, Inc.
1824 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“Our philosophy of green business comes from our personal conviction that “whenever we have the opportunity to make an environmentally responsible decision, it is our responsibility to do so”. For SCKB being green isn’t about trend or hype or marketing opportunity, it is about making a conscience based choice to do the right thing. Significant change will result when each of us make small steps. We are so thankful to the Monterey Bay Green Business Program for leading the charge in this area and for formulating a plan that we can follow. The truth is Going green is very easy!”

Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center
2-1511 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
“It is our vision to create a sustainable business environment where clients, staff and practitioners experience healing and harmony. We are also dedicated to integrating with our community and local businesses to create local regional, and global transformation to help our planet be healed and whole.  As a healing center we believe that healing our bodies and our Earth go hand-in-hand, we would be a “green business” even if there wasn’t certification, justbecause it makes sense.”

Saturn Cafe
145 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz
“Saturn Cafe offers traditional American diner fare with a vegetarian twist. Our menu features local and organic ingredients within a vibrant atmosphere. We believe that the health and happiness of our customers, staff and the business itself are inextricably linked and we are deeply committed to socially responsible and green business practices.”

Satellite Telework Centers
6265 Highway 9, Felton
“Being certified green is a key part of our philosophy and our business – reducing the number of people driving to work by allowing them to work close to home. As we open new Satellites throughout California and nationwide, each of them will be green certified and hopefully inspire other businesses to do the same. Being green is key to sustainability and our commitment to improving the environment.”

Scott’s Body Shop
140 Center Street, Santa Cruz
“Scott’s Body Shop is a local family owned and operated business. We have always prided ourselves with our high level of integrity and commitment to our community and environment. We are proud to be the first Body Shop in Santa Cruz to be certified as a Green Business. We have had the honor of being a Santa Cruz Clean Ocean Business since the program’s inception in 2000. We appreciate the recognition from the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program for our responsibility and commitment to the environment.”

Scott Design Inc
2425 Porter St #3, Soquel
“Scott Design Inc is committed to creating a positive
environmental and social impact by incorporating sustainable design practices into all of our work. We work with our clients to ensure that our projects are environmentally and socially responsible, as well as profitable for our clients. We hope to help advance the understanding of sustainability issues, and ask all of our employees to engage in conversation with every client and co-vendor, as well as to integrate sustainable alternatives in their work. We are proud to have received certification as a Monterey Green Business.”

Scotts Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
223 Mount Hermon Rd., Ste. B Scotts Valley
“Our entire team at Scotts Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have a sincere appreciation for our community, environment and planet. As a health care facility, we are particularly eager to pass along a healthy footprint to future generations. Previous philosophical disconnections between a thriving business environment and thriving ecologic environment has always puzzled us. “Going Green” is just one of the many ways we can maintain the health of our environment and our community. By recycling, reducing waste, maintaining an awareness of our water and power use, being responsible with our hazardous waste and utilizing recycled building materials, we hope to reflect our environmental philosophy in our business policies. We are so proud to be the first “Green” medical/dental facility in the City of Scotts Valley”
—Corrine Cline-Fortunato, DDS and Team

Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care
5346 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley
“I learned about the Monterey Bay Green Business program while attending Cabrillo College in the ECE department for my former position at a Preschool. I went through this process with getting Glen Arbor School Green certified, so I wanted to also get Scotts Valley Transmission and Auto Care certified too.One reason, I wanted our business to be “Green” was regarding the GLOBAL WARMING issue. Our family watches the Nature channel religiously. One thing that worries us, is glacier ice melting and this concerns our family because there have been reports of Polar Bears trying to find food, searching thousands of miles out to sea, and are dying. Some people may hear about it and think “What could I do? ”. I did not want to just hope for the best, I wanted to help! We bought Scotts Valley Transmission in September of 2009. Most would think, that an auto shop cannot be green but, we did it! We recycle waste oil and coolant, crush oil filters, use non chlorinated less toxic products, recycle all properly covered refrigerants from air conditioning systems, use an aqueous based cleaning system to wash parts and even use green sealed cleaning products! We are a green and clean vehicle service shop, that properly manages liquid hazardous wastes and cares for our employee health and safety. By taking steps to clean our industry, we have created a safer workplace.At home and at work we recycle everything we can, we use less and try to preserve our environment here and around us. At our shop office, we use recycled content paper and reusable supplies. One of the many things I am proud to say about our shop is that we reduced our trash size from a large commercial size bin, to a 64 gallon bin. We have two recycle bins, and most of the time our trash is half full. Not only is this more environmentally friendly but it saves our company money.The second reason I wanted to become a Green Business was to set an example. If we all help, pitch in, and work to save the environment, then it will still be here for our grandchildren. The third reason we wanted to become a green business, was to save money. We will be saving money in electricity, waste removal, and water.”
—Ingrid Stevison, Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care

St. Stephens Lutheran Church
2500 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Seascape Resort
One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County
800 Ohlone Park Way, Watsonville

Shadowbrook Restaurant
1750 Wharf Road, Capitola
“The Green Business Program has offered us an opportunity to take a leadership role in the local food service industry showing other businesses how to go green.”
—Michael Scanlon, General Manager

1380 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“At Shampoochez, we’ve been staunch advocates of natural pet products since we first opened our doors in 1983.  Pet owners are reading labels, considering ingredients, and making intelligent choices about the products they allow in to their lives.  We believe that it’s time we all renewed our commitment to environmental responsibilities, and to using products that will comfortably reintegrate into our world instead of altering it. As pet lovers, we think about our connection with animals — not only those who share our homes, but those who are endangered around the world.”
—Anne Singer & Shampoochez’ Green Team Staff

Shannon Lynn Brown, CMT, Sanctum Therapy
310 Locust Street, Suite #G, Santa Cruz
“Being committed to be a green company is a core value of Sanctum Therapy…health of the planet is as important as my client’s health”
—Shannon Lynn Brown, SanctumTherapy

Shockley Insurance Services
519 Seabright Ave #213, Santa Cruz
“Being a green business was important to for Shockley Insurance Solutions right from the very start. We began implementing green practices from day one. In an industry that is famous for using a lot of paper, we decided to become a “Paperless Agency” so we could play an active role in caring for the Mother Earth.Going through the city program was easy. It is great that the city acknowledges and supports us in our decision to employ standards that will benefit our environment and have the least possible impact on our planet. Thank you! We are proud to be a Certified Green Business!”

Skyland Community Church
25100 Skyland Road, Los Gatos

“As with most churches, Skyland Church has a big heart and wants to do the “right thing” but funds are limited and needs are many. This process has been so wonderful because we were able to make changes that were good for the earth and at the same time save money. What could be better than that!We are very grateful to the Green Business Program for guiding us in ways to be better stewards of the earth. Our hope is that by taking this path we can be a light for others to live and work more sustainably.”Many thanks from all of us at Skyland Church.”
—Jackie Seymour, Church-goer

Smith and Vandiver
480 Airport Blvd., Watsonville
“As an envisionmentalist, Smith & Vandiver has always cared for the health of our consumers as well as Mother Earth, proving we can be good corporate citizens.  Whether supporting organic agriculture, designing energy efficient buildings and manufacturing processes, having comprehensive recycling programs, using sustainable packaging materials, or simply making the most healthful bath, body, and skincare products with natural, sustainable ingredients, Smith & Vandiver is an oasis of visionary excellence when it comes to the environment and living green,” says company founder Alida Stevens.“We strive to use the best environmental and sustainable practices throughout all aspects of our operations and products,” says President Jeffrey Slaboden “This is not a huge stretch for us,” they both concur.  “Thinking along these lines has guided us throughout the more than two and a half decades that we’ve been in business. It just came naturally.”

Soif Bar and Restaurant
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz
“Find out more about our green initiatives at www.soifwine.com

Soif Wine Merchants
105 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz
“Find out more about our green initiatives at www.soifwine.com

Solar Technologies
619 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“The certification process was another means to take inventory of our own consumption and see where improvements could be made. It was a natural progression for the company. We are always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet. As a solar company, we need to “walk our own talk.”

—Roger DeNault, Owner

Somerset Door and Window
4005 Cory Street, Soquel
“We have been committed to conservation, alternative energy and environmental protection since the 70’s. We’re delighted to receive this recognition and to help promote Green thinking in our community”
—Lleni Carr, Owner

Specialized Auto
2415 Chanticleer Avenue, Santa Cruz
“We believe it is mankind’s role to be responsible stewards of the Planet we have been given. That is why at Specialized Auto we have always tried to be a green business. We not only conform in every area of recycling and hazardous materials management, we are Solar Power as well! Our Solar Panels generate enough electricity to keep 65,000 tons of CO2 from being produced every year. Our recycling of scrap metals, antifreeze, oils, paper, and cardboards keep these materials in the loop and out of the landfill. Our purchasing of recycled paper products of all kinds helps to create a market incentive for the use and creation of even more recycled products. Helping people keep their vehicles in good running condition and from leaking fluids keeps our immediate environment much cleaner. The Green Business program is great in that it gives all businesses in Santa Cruz more incentive and resources to do these things, and we are excited and grateful for the opportunity to participate in it.”
—General Manager

Ann Stadler, D. C. QME
111 Dakota Street, Suite 4, Santa Cruz
“I believe that if individuals, groups, businesses, counties, states and nations do their part for the environment, the earth and all its peoples will benefit. Think globally, act locally.”
—Ann Stadler, D. C. QME

5400 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley
“Being paperless while working in a paper intense part of HR (that involves resumes and applications) has allowed us to save money which we in turn pass on to our clients through reduced rates. Specifically, we are able to hire for growing companies at costs running half that of similar services and one-tenth the cost of contingency recruiters, and being paperless is one of the key strategies allowing us to offer such cost effective rates. Here are the other key strategies used to achieve a green and cost effective operation:

  • Implementing an email marketing plan in place of traditional mail marketing.
  • Using dual monitors so that employees can view a document (resume) on one monitor and interact with our Applicant Tracking System on the other monitor. This significantly increased productivity while it cut printing!
  • Selecting software specifically designed to launch our business in a near paperless environment.
  • Being very careful with electricity use including a culture of staff working the thermostat, lights and powering down PCs daily.
  • Carefully selecting partners that can work on-line/paperless such as online timecards/payroll, online background checking, online banking, and online procedure manuals.
  • Producing and sending all of our client invoices in an electronic format via email.

We are very proud to end 2009 at just over 300% growth while earning a Monterey Bay Area Green Business certification award.”

Ken Winters, PHR , Founder & CE

State Farm Insurance
820 Bay Ave Suite 103,  Capitola
“We are very proud to be a part of the Green Business Program and will continue to seek ways to reduce our impact on the environment through efficient operations and sound environmental practices. Our commitment as business owners in this great community spans over 98 years.  We have enjoyed the bounty of Santa Cruz with the beaches, the redwoods, the landscape and the people for as long and are serious about keeping it beautiful.  Count on us to do what we can to see that future generations will enjoy the same by minimizing our impact on the environment.”
—State Farm Insurance and Financial Services
Jill Judd Agency and Hal Judd Agency

SteelBridge Insurance Services
133 Mission Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz
“We believe in protecting the planet as much as we believe in protecting our clients.”

Sterling Pacific Financial
1205 Freedom Blvd. Suite 2, Watsonville
“Green business is good business. We are happy that we have been able to identify and implement new ways to make our operations more efficient, so that we can concentrate our efforts towards finding and managing the best available investment opportunities while also protecting our environment and the communities we live and work in.”

StoreMore America
3711 Soquel Drive, Soquel
445 Herman Avenue, Watsonville

“StoreMore Cares- The more you know and do, the more you show much you care about your customers and the environment.”—Rawad “row” DeMar

Strategic Construction Management, Inc.
350 Coral Street, Suite E, Santa Cruz
“Before going through the Green Business process we thought we were doing a lot already. However through the application process we discovered other easy ways to improve our green business practices and increase staff awareness. As a firm that specializes in ‘Projects that Make a Difference,’ being part of the Green Business Program helps us set a good example for our clients and offers opportunities to talk about the importance of incorporating sustainability and green building strategies in our projects.”
—David Tanza, AIA CCM, Vice President

Surf City Suds Laundromat
228 Cardiff Place
“Becoming Green-certified is one more way to further our goal of  being the best laundromat in Santa Cruz.”
—Denise & Jerry Dolezal, Owners

Taqueria Sofia’s
112 Rancho del Mar, Aptos
“We are proud to be in this program because it helps the environment plus its great for our business! We have also learned new ways to protect our resources.”
—Owner, Robert Cordova

Terra Nova 815 Almar St.,   Suite D, Santa Cruz
“Twenty years ago Terra Nova was a lone wolf as a green business. It sure is great to have company! Caring for the planet is our passion and the Green Business Program is a great confirmation that business can embrace its responsibility to the environment. We are very proud to be a part of this program and we give a big shout out to all the other green businesses out there! Support the planet by supporting your local green business!”
—Owner, Ken Foster

Thacher & Thompson Architects
877 Cedar Street, Suite 248, Santa Cruz
“We have been leaders in implementing green building strategies in our design work since 1974. Our design work on the recently completed Sentinel Building (a LEED Gold project) is a further testament to our ecological design practices. Participating in the Green Business Certification program gives us another way to promote a sustainable future. This program increases awareness in our community and raises the expectations of our clients who are looking for high performing, well-designed, sustainable buildings.”
—Peter J. Silva, Architect

The Center for Conscious Living
1818 Felt St., Santa Cruz

Toadal Fitness
1200 17th Avenue #108, Santa Cruz
“We at Toadal Fitness do not only want to improve our health, with exercise and nutrition, but we want to help improve our future and the environment we live in, and that is why we are proud to be apart of the “Green Business program.”
—Toadal Fitness

Toyota of Santa Cruz
4200 Auto Plaza Dr, Capitola
“It is the right thing to do.”
—Steve Vollers, Service Manager

Treasures Fine Jewelry
218F Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley
“We want to show concern for future generations and do our part to keep the planet green.”

Vanguard Realtors
1142 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
“We are proud to be re certified as a Green Business in the City of Santa Cruz after moving to our new location and having been certified at the first Green Real Estate office in SC County 3 years ago.”
—Linda Charman, Broker/Owner

Vista Notes
Vista Notes was established in 2005 and is located in Hollister California. We are a home-based business specializing in scenic note cards and calendars featuring photos by Rochelle Fischer. Our products are available in select stores, at special events, and on our website.At Vista Notes we strive to provide beautiful products while using the most environmentally-friendly practices possible. We believe we can continue to carry on traditional etiquette by using environmentally responsible products!Our cards and envelopes are made from certified recycled paper sources with non-toxic inks and coatings. We employ local suppliers as much as possible to support our local economy as well as reduce greenhouse gases caused by long-distance transportation. We employ the “cradle to grave” design process and our products are all 100% recyclable.We invite you to browse our website and enjoy the view!

Vital Health Center
3121 Park Avenue Suite. K , Soquel

Dr. Deborah Vitale, DC
111 Dakota Street, Suite 4, Santa Cruz
“Being Green is not only good for the health of our planet; it is good for the health of our patients. We are proud to be a non-toxic, energy-efficient, eco-friendly business in the community.“
—Dr. Deborah Vitale DC
ProMotion Chiropractic and Sports Injury

UC Santa Cruz-Crown/Merrill Dining Hall and Banana Joe’s Cafe
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
“We do it because it is good for us, good for our students, and good for our
planet. It’s what a campus community does.”—Clint Jeffries, Food Service Manager
Crown/Merrill Dining, UC, Santa Cruz

Wastewater Solutions
PO Box 2274, Hollister Ca, 95024
“We applied for the Green Business Certification to show our customers and our community that our business is committed to being environmental responsibility and open to learning new methods to improve our contribution in the future.Wastewater Solutions is San Benito County’s FIRST non-hazardous liquid waste hauler to receive the Green Business Certification by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. The program is a partnership of environmental agencies, utilities, and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize, and promote businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.  Certifying our company as Green we can help lead our community by example.Being certified as a Green Business means we voluntarily chose to publicly demonstrate to our customers and our community, our commitment to the environment by adopting the comprehensive guidelines and meeting the well defined criteria developed for this program.  We are very pleased to be recognized as a Green Business and hope to serve as an example to other businesses to practice environmental stewardship.”
—Wastewater Solutions  Hollister, CA

Water Star Motors
318A River Street, Santa Cruz
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with all of the people involved with the Green Business Program. Everyone is bright, cooperative, energetic and willing to assist us with every step along the way to becoming GREEN. Henry and I are very happy to be a part of this program. We feel being Green helps to conserve the earth’s resources and is a good way to be environmentally responsible. We have also started saving more money…our garbage pickup is down by $33.00/month. Keep up the great work. Let’s get all of Santa Cruz and Monterey GREEN!
—Henry and Lisa Carter, Owners

Watsonville Wetlands Watch
PO Box 1239, Freedom CA 95019
Watsonville Wetlands Watch’s mission is to protect, restore and foster appreciation of the freshwater wetlands of the Pajaro Valley. Becoming green certified means our daily work habits, behaviors, and decisions are reflected in our mission. Becoming Green Certified validates the important work we do protecting and restoring this most treasured resource.

Warmboard, Inc.
8035 Soquel Dr #41-A, Aptos
“Warmboard is proud to be part of the Green Business Program, and this relationship furthers our drive toward sustainable business practices. Warmboard respects the need to consider our future impact in all that we do, and we practice this day to day by offering our low energy heating solution, responsibly managing the resources needed to run our business, and even simply riding bikes to work!”
—Tony Gasparich, President

Way of Life
1220 A, 41st Avenue, Captiola
“Way of Life has always been dedicated to wellness and healthy environment, now we have been certified as a green business in our new location. We are proud to present a more beautiful, organized and efficient shopping experience, and we are committed to continue to serve our community for many years to come.”
—Judyth Bachtell, Owner

Web of Life Field School and Camp Monte Toyon
220 Cloister Lane, Aptos
“Our Priority is to provide a beautiful natural camping and retreat site where all ages can enjoy, explore and learn about themselves and nature. As a Green Business Partner, we are better able to provide a positive, successful, environmentally friendly role model for the many visitors we serve each year.”

Well Within Spa
417 Cedar St., Santa Cruz

Wired Wash Café and Ultramat
135 and 501 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz
“The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program has helped us build our awareness with our employees, customers, and community that each business plays a role in keeping our oceans and environment a cleaner and better place and that we can all do our part in order to have a larger cumulative effect.”
—Paul Cody, Owner

Whole Foods Market
911 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Whole Foods Market Santa Cruz is excited and honored to be recognized as a green business. Not only are we dedicated to providing the highest quality natural and organic food, but we are also mission driven and proud to receive this certification as it aligns with our 5th core value, “We care about our communities and the environment”. From all of us here and Whole Foods Market Santa Cruz, we thank you.

Women’s Crisis Support-Defensa de Mujeres
233 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville
“Our mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault by providing intervention and prevention services in a culturally-sensitive way. Through crisis counseling, safe shelter, legal assistance and advocacy, we help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to become survivors and repair their lives. WCS-DDM was inspired to get green certified because we care about our community and our environment. Through our new green standards, we are able promote efficient and environmentally-sensitive practices in the workplace.”

YMCA Camp Campbell
16275 HWY 9, Boulder Creek
“At YMCA Camp Campbell we believe that children are the key to our future, and that their understanding of nature and their wise use of our natural resources are essential to the well-being of the environment. We feel is our responsibility to serve as positive role models for our youth and being certified as a Green Business is just one way we can show them that we “walk the talk”!”

York School
9501 York Rd., Monterey
“For York School, going green is not an option. It’s our responsibility imbedded in our philosophy. As a school, we must prepare our students for their future world. As leaders, we must preserve our world for its future citizens. Looking forward, we see that the future needs us to be smart about what we teach and how we live, which is why we’re proud that York is the first school in Monterey County to be certified with the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program.”
—Chuck Harmon, Head of School